Early Years

Fun education activities for pre-school children

Little Dribblers

A unique and innovative programme, Little Dribblers is specifically designed engage young children aged 18 months to 5 years in fun sport and learning activities while making friends and raising their confidence, independence and coordindation.

Ran by our specialist coaches, Little Dribblers ensures that youngsters develop interpersonal skills, promote problem-solving skills and introduces concepts such as spatial awareness all while having lots of fun with a football.


Family Learning: Little Dribblers

Little Dribblers is ideal for parents who want to spend more quality time with their children and give them a healthy and active start in life.

The first half of each session is for adults in a classroom setting getting parents more involved in school life and their youngster's education, while one of our qualified Coaches works with the children playing physical, football games. The second half allows adults and children to play fun, practical games together.

The course improves physical skills such as agility, balance and coordination amongst children while building stronger relationships with their peers and parents.


As with all of our programmes, Little Dribblers is part of our Player Progression Pathway with youngsters being guided into other age-relevant sessions as they get older with over 20 former Little Dribblers progressing to Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light since the programme launched in 2010.


Footy Phonics

An innovative programme designed and delivered by Foundation of Light's Little Dribblers team. The programme has been designed to as a tool to support schools in developing early reading and writing skills whilst reinforcing gross and fine motor skills through physical activity.

These physical phonics sessions support those children who are kinaesthetic learners, enabling them to engage in learning through physical play, whereas cognitive thinkers achieve objectives whilst reinforcing physical literacy.


To find out how our sports and education programmes can enhance your school's curriculum, please contact us.


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